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Registered Theatre Practitioner (RGN/ODP)

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Operating department practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Eastbourne Theatres are looking to recruit a Registered Nurse and/or Operating Department Practitioner to join our theatre teams as a Scrub Practitioner.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, dynamic and caring individual who is able to work within a challenging theatre environment delivering a high standard of safe care and effective practice.

Theatres cover a wide range of specialities including Urology, General Surgery, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Trauma, Breast, ENT, Max Fax, and provide 24 hour emergency cover.

This post is predominantly envisaged to be in the Urology & Gynaecology team and will include some unsociable hours.

Main duties of the job

Candidates should demonstrate professionalism, maturity, reliability, flexibility and be highly motivated individuals seeking a challenge who will thrive in a busy environment.

You must be committed to cooperative team working at all times.

The theatre department is committed to offering a first rate service and supporting staff development.

We have a dedicated full time practice educator who will provide support and continued professional development with opportunities to enhance your experience.

Previous theatre experience is desirable.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse or Registered Operating Department Practitioner
  • Evidence of relevant continued professional development to degree level
  • Theatre Practitioners must be registered with the Governing Body


  • Working towards Mentorship and CPD at degree level



  • Experience of working in an acute hospital setting
  • Previous experience of working as part of a team



  • Theatre experience

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Eastbourne Hospital

Kings Drive


BN21 2UD

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